Saturday, January 29, 2011

Venezuela is Facing a Cholera Outbreak

Venezuela has confirmed that 111 of its citizens have cholera. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine that causes profuse vomiting and diarrhea caused by bacteria. It is caused by bad sanitation and unclean water. It is very contagious and it believed that many more people in Venezuela currently have cholera and have not reported it. Another problem is that many do not know they have it and are spreading it.

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